Pool Cool is a sun-safety education program especially designed for use at swimming pools. Its main objective is to increase awareness, motivation, and sun protection practices among children ages 5-10 who take swimming lessons, their parents, aquatics staff, and other pool users. The Pool Cool program has been evaluated in several studies, and the name Pool Cool has been used for multiple research projects.
The Pool Cool Sun-Safety Program is based at the University of Pennsylvania. It was coordinated by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (www.nrpa.org). It is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (www.nci.nih.gov) Grant CA 92505.
Aim - Evaluate the effects of two strategies for program diffusion on:
Program implementation, maintenance, and sustainability
Organizational and environmental supports for sun safety
Child sun protection habits and sunburn
Aim - Evaluate new strategies for improving sun-safety among lifeguards, including:
Policy and Environment Changes
A Peer-Driven Approach
Aim - Test the validity of self-report measures of:
Sun Protection Habits